High school boys and girls basketball

Only Searsport boys win in Waldo County weekend hoop action

Belfast, Mount View court squads not as successful in recent games
By Staff | Jan 08, 2018
Photo by: Mark Haskell Searsport's Charlie Spiegel, middle, looks to score against Penquis Valley's Zak Mills, left, and Noah Zambrano during Jan. 6 high school boys basketball. The host Vikings beat Penquis 43-22.

The Searsport boys basketball team was the lone bright spot in an otherwise forgettable few days on the high school hardwood Friday through Monday, Jan. 5-8, with Belfast and Mount View also in action.

On Saturday, the Viking boys posted a 43-22 home win over Penquis Valley of Milo, while the Lions and Mustangs were dealt losses at the hands of Presque Isle and Old Town, respectively.

Both Mustang squads were also in action Monday, each falling to Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield.

Click for photos from the Penquis Valley at Searsport boys game.

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The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys basketball

Searsport 43, Penquis Valley 22

At Searsport Jan. 6, the Vikings pulled away from the Patriots over the final three quarters en route to a win over the visitors. Searsport led 6-4, 20-10 and 31-19 at the quarter breaks.

Liam MacMillan led Searsport with 11 points, while Connor Kneeland tallied 10; Charlie Spiegel, six; Colby Snow, five; Ben Powell, four; George Dakin, three; and Gabe Kneeland and Isaiah Runci, two.

Jeremy Martin and Jake Baker scored seven points for Penquis, while Camron bailed added six and Jordan Shepard two.

The Vikings were 5-of-12 (42 percent) from the foul line, while the Patriots were 2-of-7 (29 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Points Standings for Class C North, Searsport (4-3, 3.3410 points) is 16th, while Fort Fairfield (7-1, 26.8519 points) is first in the 20-team region. The top 14 squads qualify for the playoffs.

Presque Isle 60, Belfast 52

At Presque Isle Jan. 6, the Wildcats surged past the Lions in the fourth quarter and onto victory. Presque Isle led 13-12, 31-29 and 41-40 at the quarter breaks.

Stanley Sturgis tossed in 16 points for Belfast, while Tyler Bartlett and Chris Kelley added nine; Dakota Doolan, eight; Jason Bartlett, five; Aaron Fuller, three; and Luke Lightner, two.

Griffin Guerrette led Presque Isle with a 23-point effort, while Caleb Wheaton added 12; Jason Dumais, 11; Jonah Hudson, seven; Cole Peterson, three; and Jack Bonville and Trace Cyr, two.

The Lions were 16-of-18 (89 percent) from the foul line, while the Wildcats were 16-of-21 (76 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Points Standings for Class B North, Belfast (3-5, 5.8025 points) is 12th, while Hermon (7-0, 32.5309 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 squads qualify for the playoffs.

Old Town 55, Mount View 34

At Old Town Jan. 5, the Coyotes prowled past the visiting Mustangs. Old Town led 20-12, 32-19 and 46-24 at the quarter breaks.

Adam Reed scored 11 points for Mount View, while Neal Kenney added seven; Matt Overlock, six; Kyle Noble, five; Max Tomlin, three; and Mathew Keating, two.

Dominic Mitchell scored 20 points for Old Town, while Jacob Cyr added 11; Kyle Berube, five; Travis Spell and Logan Doucette and Ethan Hayes, four; Brady Georgia, three; and Matt Seymour and Bryce Richards, two.

The Mustangs were 4-of-9 (44 percent) from the foul line and the Coyotes 3-of-9 (33 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (0-7, no points) is 15th, while Hermon (7-0, 32.5309 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls basketball

Maine Central Institute 45, Mount View 39

At Thorndike Jan. 8, the Huskies erased a deficit early and held on late to net a six-point win. The squads were tied 10-10 after one quarter, while Mount View led 23-14 at halftime. MCI led 32-27 after three quarters.

Andrea Crosby scored 17 points to lead Mount View, while Shala Davis added 12; Kate Bennett, eight; and Sophia King, two.

Sydney Farrar and Christa Carr each scored 11 points for MCI, while Sara Linkletter added eight; April McAlpine, seven; and Sydney Morton and Maria Reed, four.

The Mustangs were 5-of-6 (83 percent) from the foul line, while the Huskies were 7-of-12 (58 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-6, 0.5556 points) is 15th, while John Bapst (7-0, 28.9506 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Presque Isle 88, Belfast 31

At Presque Isle Jan. 6, the Wildcats made quick work of the visiting Lions. Presque Isle led 23-1, 41-10 and 63-19 at the quarter breaks.

Kayci Faulkingham scored 11 points for the Lions, while Madison Hemingway added five; Grace Fitzjurls and Shera Hilt, four; Emma Mehuren, Leah Marriner and Karagen Stone, two; and Macy Gale, one.

Emily Wheaton netted 20 points for the winners, while Maggie Castonguay added nine; Christina Skidgel and Molly Kingsbury, eight; Liz Moreau and Liz Collins, seven; Madison Jandreau, Savannah and Savannah Thompson, six; Kasey Haley and Becca Rider, five; and Alana Legassie, two.

Belfast was 6-of-10 (60 percent) from the foul line, while Presque Isle was 11-of-25 (44 percent).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Points Standings for Class B North, Belfast (0-8, no points) is tied for 15th, while John Bapst (7-0, 28.9506 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Old Town 39, Mount View 37

At Old Town Jan. 5, the Coyotes outlasted the visiting Mustangs and netted a two-point win. Old Town led 10-8 after the first quarter, while Mount View led 22-20 at halftime and 32-26 after three quarters.

Kate Bennett led the ‘Stangs with 14 points, while Shala Davis added 10; Andrea Crosby, nine; and Alex Fountain and Sage Cassidy, two.

Hannah Richards scored 19 points for the Coyotes, while Jannessa Brown added six; Mackenzie Folsom and Claudia Sambroise, four; Corrinne Saucier, three; and Jayden Cain, two.

Mount View was 1-of-7 (14 percent) from the foul line, while Old Town was 8-of-17 (47 percent).

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Penquis Valley at Searsport boys basketball
Searsport hosts Penquis Valley on Jan. 6 in high school boys basketball. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
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